An international British literary agency.

Established in February 2008 by Isabel Atherton, Creative Authors Limited represents titles with strong commercial potential in fiction, arts and crafts, biography, autobiography, health, business, cookery and children's picture books. Other areas of interest include history, natural history, humour, popular culture, women's fiction and crime. We are also looking for talented, enthusiastic and adaptable illustrators.

About Isabel

Isabel Atherton has had wide exposure to the creative industries. In the past 15 years, she has headed up a marketing department for an international company and worked as a health journalist. Isabel has worked for four top London agencies and she is now an independent agent. Isabel holds a BA (Hons) in English Literature and an MA in Contemporary Approaches to English Studies. Both were studied at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

All authors are individually handled by Isabel Atherton and Creative Authors Ltd prides itself on a personal and highly efficient service. Creative Authors Ltd aims to take first time writers and established authors to a new level of recognition. With all our authors we aim to establish a life-time relationship. However, we are highly selective and only take on new writers whose work we genuinely love.

Creative Authors is a transatlantic agency. We sell directly to the US and UK. Cutting out the need for a subagent in these territories.

How we support our Writers and Illustrators

Our team


Alice Smales is the Consultant Editor at Creative Authors Ltd, as well as a freelance ghostwriter. In her spare time she can be found reading authors like Robin Hobb and Rosemary Sutcliff, overanalysing symbolism, and watching Sherlock. She lives in Thanet with the seagulls and parakeets.

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Ged Adamson is the Consultant Picture Book Editor at Creative Authors Ltd, as well as a published author and illustrator of picture books. His first two books, Elsie Clarke And The Vampire Hairdresser and Meet The McKaws, are both published by Sky Pony Press. His third book Douglas, You Need Glasses! was published in May 2016 by Schwartz and Wade (Random House). In 2017 I Want To Grow with Boyds Mill Press, Shark Dog with HarperCollins and Mommy, Baby and Me (as the illustrator) for Peter Pauper Press. In 2018 he saw the release of Ava and the Rainbow (who stayed), Shark Dog and the School Trip Rescue! and Douglas, You’re a Genius! In 2019, he saw A Fox Found a Box published. He really enjoys working with other authors on developing and polishing up their ideas for the submission process. He lives in London.

Registered Office Address: Creative Authors Limited, 11A Woodlawn Street, Whitstable, Kent CT5 1HQ
Reg. No. 6503071


“Isabel has been invaluable to the beginning of my career in illustration. No question or query is too small for her and she is always happy to help and review potential opportunities.”

Grace Sandford, Creative Authors Client